SHOT Show 2024: Safariland Announces Lightweight Shields That Offfer Protection from Rifle Threats

The Assault Lightweight shields feature a triangular viewport that allows for increased vertical visibility for the operator. This design ensures optimal situational awareness.

The Protech Assault II and III Lightweight Shields is designed to help law enforcement professionals respond to critical situations effectively.The Protech Assault II and III Lightweight Shields is designed to help law enforcement professionals respond to critical situations effectively.Safariland

Safariland has announced the release of the Protech Assault II and III Lightweight Shields. Integrating Level III rated rifle protection in a lightweight profile, these shields provide enhanced safety and maneuverability for tactical teams and patrol officers.

 The Assault Lightweight shields feature a triangular viewport that allows for increased vertical visibility for the operator. This design ensures optimal situational awareness, enabling law enforcement professionals to respond to critical situations effectively.

 "Safariland is committed to developing cutting-edge solutions that meet the evolving needs of law enforcement officers," said James Duncan, vice president and general manager of armor for Safariland. "The Assault II and III Lightweight Shields represent our dedication to providing extraordinary protection without compromising mobility. We are proud to offer these shields to our customers, knowing they will enhance officer safety and effectiveness in the field. Together, we save lives."

 The Assault II LW, weighing just 14.8 pounds, is designed to meet the needs of both tactical teams and patrol officers. Its Level III rated rifle protection offers defense against various threats, including the 7.62 x 51mm, 147 grain M80 FMJ (NATO) as well as being NIJ 0108.01 compliant and capable of stopping impacts of the 5.56 x 45mm M193 and 7.62 x 39mm MSC special threat rounds. This lightweight shield ensures officers can maintain agility and mobility without compromising safety.

 The Assault III LW, weighing only 20.4 pounds, offers exceptional ballistic coverage while remaining lightweight. Capable of stopping the 7.62 x 51mm, 147 grain M80 FMJ (NATO), this shield provides reliable protection against high-powered rifle rounds. Additionally, it is NIJ 0108.01 compliant and capable of stopping impacts of the 5.56 x 45mm M193 and 7.62 x 39mm MSC special threat rounds.

 The Assault LW shields undergo rigorous testing. These comprehensive tests guarantee the shields' ability to withstand real-world scenarios and provide reliable protection to law enforcement professionals, Safariland says.

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